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Daily Archives: June 16, 2017

CANU Chief to be paid off; may be rehired elsewhere

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan Friday night said Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh will be paid off and offered employment elsewhere. Government earlier Friday said Singh would be removed from that law enforcement unit of the Public Security Ministry in kerping with recommendations made by  a Commission of Inquiry into the detention and release of marine ...

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Donald Ramotar defends fired drugs czar; says DEA had confidence in him

Former President Donald Ramotar Friday afternoon defended James Singh who has been fired as Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), saying the former drugs czar had a very fruitful relationship with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). “I was one who had asked the DEA to set up an office here. Whenever I met with the officers of ...

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Govt ministers seeking medical treatment in Ireland

Guyana government ministers have been flying out to Ireland for medical treatment, even as a health insurance policy being finalised, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Friday. “Ministers have sought permission to travel to Ireland for medical treatment and so far those bills are dealt with by the Ministers themselves,” he told a news conference. Harmon said government and an ...

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Granger- WPA talks set for Saturday over claims of no consultation over Roopnaraine’s removal

In the wake of concerns by the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) that it was not consulted before Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine was removed from the post of Minister of Education, government on Friday insisted that there were consultations. “The importance is that the parties were contacted by His Excellency the President, advised about the movement before the movement took place,” Minister ...

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James Singh removed as CANU Head

Mr. James Singh has been removed from the post of Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, following a Commission of Inquiry into the detention and release of a suspected drugs-laden ship earlier this year. When contacted Friday afternoon, Singh said he was informed, but he declined to give details or discuss the matter further. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said ...

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US revokes visas of two PPP parliamentarians, others

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) late Thursday night said the United States has revoked visitor visas from two of its parliamentarians and several other persons on fraud-related charges. The two PPP legislators -Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall-, according to the PPP recently received letters from the Consular Section of the US embassy in Georgetown “informing them that their non-immigrant visas ...

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Jagdeo is a “a waste” and “a relic”- says Trotman during Petroleum Commission Bill debate

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s boast that his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-administration is responsible for Guyana becoming an oil-producing nation, and suggestion that the two-year old coalition administration should set up the Norway-model Sovereign Wealth Fund sparked off Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman labelling him a “waste.” Jagdeo called on government to swiftly enact legislation that would pave the ...

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